Spring 2022 Courses

Train yourself for Godliness:  A Study of the Pastoral Epistles

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

 Southwest Church of Christ (balcony classroom)

January 19 – March 16, 2022

Teacher: Darren Williamson

 

This class is a study of the Pastoral Epistles (I&II Timothy and Titus).  This amazing group of New Testament writings contains powerful and practical teachings designed to help two young ministers fulfill their calling to make-disciples in a challenging environment. These short letters reveal the heart of the Apostle Paul, who wanted to bless his young protégés – Timothy and Titus – with exhortation and instruction that would strengthen the next generation of Christians.  Particularly, the Pastorals sound a call to carefully and prayerfully raise up godly leaders in churches, to focus on the life of godliness and service rather than myths and fads, to hold tightly to the pure gospel in the face of false teachers, and to strive to imitate godly men and women.  The focus of our study will be on understanding the importance of godliness and pure teaching, as well as God’s desire for individuals to embrace their calling in the body of Christ.  The format of the class is interactive lecture and discussion of key passages read before class.  All participants should commit to doing the homework so that the discussion is informed and edifying.

Class Fee:  There is no fee for NWSD courses, but a $30 donation is recommended.

apostle-paul-in-prison-edit (1).jpg
DWilliamson.1.jpg
Psalms_1400.jpeg

Worship and Wisdom: A Study of Psalms and Proverbs

Mike Lewis.webp

Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00pm

Columbia Christian School

January 18 – March 15, 2022

Mike Lewis, Southwest Church of Christ

 

 This class is a study of the books of worship and wisdom (Psalms and Proverbs).  The wisdom found in Proverbs dovetails beautifully with the sentiments contained in the Psalms.  These two collections of literature have not only the same divine source but also principle writers who were father and son. What the wise king Solomon passed along from his head by way of practical proverbs, his father, King David, had already experienced in his heart. Coupled with the common hand of inspiration is the intriguing possibility that David's heart-wrenching and agonizing struggles had produced a wisdom from above that he passed along to his son. Whereas Solomon had asked God for the gift of wisdom, David had gained wisdom and insight the hard way--often through his own grievous sin. The focus of our study will be on understanding the importance of worshiping God in our day and time and seeking wise counsel relativistic to what was written so many years ago. These timeless books will be our primary passage selections for our reading, but we will also bring in ideas of wisdom and worship from other books of the Bible. For example, when we study the Lament Psalms, we will also reach out to such books as Job and Lamentations. Our studies will break the Psalms into their four genres (Ascent, Lament, Praise, and Royal) and we will spend equal time in the Proverbs. We will also spend some time talking about what worship was like for the ancient King and the people that lived oh so long ago and why wisdom is crucial for us today as we seek relationship with our Lord and with those around us. The format of the class is interactive lecture and discussion of key passages read before class.  All participants should commit to doing the homework so that the discussion is informed and edifying.

The Story of the Old Testament

encountering the ot.jpg
CITE - Logo JPG.jpg

Mondays, 1-4:30pm

Southwest Church of Christ

January 17-March 21, 2022

Instructor: Dr. Mark McLean

This course is accredited through a special relationship with Oklahoma Christian University. This course is a survey of the Old Testament. Special attention will be given to the flow of God’s interaction with the nation of Israel through the Old Testament era. Appropriate historical and cultural backgrounds will be addressed when introducing the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament canon. Major theological doctrines and high-profile characters of the Old Testament will be studied within their historical context. Students will gain a foundational knowledge of the content and historical context of the books of the Old Testament and will learn to critically evaluate the impact of Old Testament characters on their Christian worldview, with applications to their own lives. Students will learn to apply the foundational teachings of the Old Testament to a life of discipleship and living the ways of Jesus.

Class Fee:  This course is offered for 2 semester credits.  For Credit Fee:  $40;  Audit Fee: $30  

Click below for the syllabus 

Mark McLean.jpg

Personal Evangelism

voi-poster-evangelism-640x360.jpg

Tuesday and Thursday, 9-10:30am

Southwest Church of Christ

January 18-March 24, 2022
 

This course is a personal Evangelism course taught by Southwest’s Preaching minister, Barry Galindo, former missionary to Mexico.  The class equips students to study the Bible with people who need to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.   Specially, students will learn how to introduce people to Jesus through a study of Mark’s Gospel.

Class Fee:  There is no fee for NWSD courses, but a $30 donation is recommended.  

Barry.PNG
acts.jpg

Life of the Early  Church: Acts

Thursdays, 1-4:30pm

 Keizer Church of Christ (Fellowship Rooms)

January 20 - March 17, 2022

Instructor: Dr. Darren Williamson

Class Fee:  This course is offered for 2 semester credits.  For Credit Fee:  $40;  Audit Fee: $30  

 

This course is accredited through a special relationship with Oklahoma Christian University.    The course is a study of the establishment and growth of the early church. Emphasis is placed on the major Christian doctrines taught in the first century and the application of those doctrines to the life of the early church.  The course objectives are to equip students to effectively discuss the form, genre, and essential content of the book of Acts, equip students with essential skills for responsible interpretation and application of the New Testament from an Evangelical Christian perspective, equip students with general knowledge of the intertestamental period and the cultural and historical contexts of the first century Greco-Roman world, and provide students with an introductory-level knowledge of the Acts of the Apostles.  The course seeks to inspire students to know, love, and obey Jesus Christ and to develop the same spiritual habits of the earliest Christians, who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

Click below for the course syllabus

DWilliamson.1.jpg
CITE - Logo JPG.jpg

Register Below